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Hypothyroidism Can Cause Hair Loss

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Posted on : October 14, 2016 | Author: John Kahen | Category: Hair Loss

There are a lot of health issues that start to occur when you have Hypothyroidism. The problem that causes the most concern is hair loss.

Hypothyroidism can cause many problems; one of the most common problems is hair loss. The severity of hair loss varies, it may be as small as the hair thinning, to large chunks of hair falling out, or it could be just a change of texture making it become dry, brittle and coarse. Having hypothyroidism under control is the first step towards preventing hair loss. Luckily it is very easy to treat; there are many medications that restore the thyroid gland function. However, treatment of the hypothyroidism may not always result in re-growth of the hair. Here are a few ways to stop hair loss with hypothyroidism before it happens. Make sure it’s not your thyroid drug. If your are taking lavothyroxin (i.e., Synthrois) as your thyroid hormone replacement, and still losing hair you should talk to your Doctor about alternative medicines if in fact the medication is the cause of your hair loss. Excessive hair loss may be a side effect of Synthroid. Not being at the right TSH or not taking the right drugs can cause hair loss so it is very important to be properly treated. Natural herbs are an alternative to medication that aids in hair loss prevention, the following vitamins are an example of a few.

  • Arginine
  • Cysteine
  • Green Tea
  • Polysorbate 80
  • Progesterone
  • Saw palmetto
  • Trichosaccaride
  • Vitamin b6
  • Zinc
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